Are you looking for some cool gift ideas for your tech-savvy friend? Well, we can understand your struggle, but not anymore, because you have come to the right place. Here our team of experts has come up with a list of cool gadgets with which you can impress your friend this new year.
Along with the technical development, this year we have seen many gadgets that include smartwatch, smart band, voice assistant etc. Due to the affordability and effectiveness, these gadgets have become one of the most favorites of many users. Those who have already used those gadgets will understand the point, that is why it will be rational to gift your tech lover friend one of such gadgets.
Each product of the below list has been selected independently and reviewed by our editorial team.
Without much ado, let's get started.
Amazon Alexa, aka Alexa, is Amazon’s virtual assistant that was first used in the Echo. It was developed by the Amazon Lab 126. It is a cloud-based voice service that can play music, make calls, set timers, provide weather report and many more. One of the best features of this device is it can manage your to-do lists and shopping lists. It can also control smart home devices.
It is very simple to set up and start. You just have to ask Alexa to play music; it is available in 30 countries. Alexa can be connected with external speakers and headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable. You can use this echo as a Bluetooth speaker for playing music from your own playlists.
Another worth mentioning feature of this device is its hands-free calling and messaging services with other echo devices. It can quickly connect with other echo devices through the Alexa App. Its dual speakers with Dolby processing fill the room with 3D 360 degree omnidirectional audio and seamlessly deliver crisp vocals, deep bass along with clear highs at louder volumes.
It has seven microphones with beam foaming technology and noise cancellation while playing the music. Once you set your own voice with the Echo, it can hear you in any direction. If you have other smart home devices like lights, plugs, AC remotes and more, it can control all of them. The supported language of this device is US English. This app is compatible with both Android and IOS devices. Its dual-band Wi-Fi support 802.11, it does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer)
Another smart option to gift your tech-savvy friend is a smartwatch, which is a great wearable gadget. You can check your app, see the timing, set reminders, customize your playlists with the smartwatch without looking at your smartphone. If you gift this one to your workaholic friend in this new year, we bet it will change his/her point of view towards you.
Based on your heart rate, bedtime, sleep score it will suggest necessary action that is required to be taken in order to keep your health well. The watch can send you suggestions from time to time for your betterment. You can set your fitness goals in your smartwatch, it can also track your time in light, deep and REM sleep stages and get personal insights on that.
It can seamlessly control your Spotify and other music applications and suggest new songs based on your interest. Most of the smartwatch displays are wider which makes it easier for you to take a look at the important notifications, especially during work. Looking at the smartwatch is way easier than smartphones.
So many brands have come up with smartwatch but till date, Apple i-watch is the most famous one. These watches are perfect for getting quick news, information, check the weather, heart rate tracker, calorie count, the number of steps taken etc.
If your friend is a gadget freak and conscious about his/her health, you can make them surprise with a fitness brand. Some of the worth mentioning features of fitness bands are: it can utilize 24/7 heart rate to track calorie burn, resting heart rate, and proper heart rate zones during the workout. All these insights will help in tracking your health condition without going to the doctor in the first place.
It can track all-day activity including steps, distance, hourly activity, active minutes, calories burned etc. These smartwatches are more like sports watches. The battery life of these watches is great which can run for 5 to 7 days depending on its usage.
According to our experts, one of the most famous technical gadgets to gift your tech lover friend is a wireless headphone, which is connected through Bluetooth. It will keep you connected with your smartphone. If you want to buy wireless headphones, always try to go for one that comes with active noise canceling technology. You can use it specially in the metropolitan cities due to its amazing noise reduction quality.
These headphones have a high quality built-in microphone to receive hands-free calls, so you can easily make yourself free from wires. These are available at many rates, depending on your budget go for purchasing one for your tech-savvy friend.
Do your friends love reading books? Then here is an awesome gifting option: Kindle. For a book lover kindle will bring a bunch of joy as they can seamlessly read books as long as they want in a hassle-free way. All the Kindles are available on Amazon; it has two colors, twilight blue and black, you can choose anyone.
Its paperwhite display is glare-free, it won't stress your eyes no matter how long you spend on reading. The best part of the gadget is, it is waterproof so you can relax and at the beach or by the pool. It has got an inner storage capacity around 8 GB. You can also choose the 32 GB Kindle if you require more space. Its single battery charge lasts for weeks, not hours. You can read all the best sellers and renowned books with kindle.
Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere along with updated technologies and an increased number of users. In the above list, we have mentioned a few gadgets that can please someone who loves to be updated with technology. All the five gadgets have performed really well in 2019 and are expected to come up with an updated version this year. So what will be your pick?
If you think we have missed out on something, let us know in the comment section, our team will be happy to add more cool gadgets in our lists.
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